New York Looks to Cement Its Lead as Microgrid Capital of the World

The NY Prize community microgrid competition issued a request for proposals in February to grant $100,000 to as many as 30 communities to study the feasibility of microgrids. This week, the New York State Energy Research and Development…

Cuomo Announces 83 Microgrid Awards Winners

Eighty-three communities across New York state will receive awards of approximately $100,000 each to support community microgrid projects, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced. The awards were granted as part of the NY Prize microgrid competition to…

13 LI Communities Get State Microgrid Grants

Thirteen Long Island towns, villages and a city will each receive $100,000 in state grants to study the feasibility of building mini-electric grids that would allow essential services to keep running in the event of a power outage Read m…

Governor Cuomo Announces Awards to 83 Communities Across New York to Support Local Clean Energy and Resiliency

Governor Cuomo announced awards of approximately $100,000 each will be given to 83 communities across the state to support innovative microgrid projects. These awards were granted as part of the NY Prize microgrid competition to support a new…

US Microgrid Capacity Will More Than Double by 2020—and Include a Lot More Renewables

A decade ago, microgrids were mostly the subject of academic research papers. Today, they are becoming a reality. Over the next five years, the cumulative operational capacity of microgrids in the U.S. is expected to more than double, from…

Microgrids Bolster Reliability

Trees don’t topple without cause, and power lines don’t fall down on their own. They’re felled by forces, generally those created by weather. When researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab analyzed the DOE database of grid disturbances,…

What Mayors and City Leaders Need to Know about Community Microgrids

Towns and cities are awakening to the importance of community microgrids; to the value of gaining control over their energy supply, and ensuring that it is clean, efficient and secure. Recent storms and power outages have accelerated the…

Coast to Coast and Across the Electric System, Microgrids Provide Benefits to All

At the most obvious level, microgrids could disrupt today’s utilities and their regulated-monopoly business model, because they challenge the centralized paradigm. In a nutshell, microgrids are localized power grids that have the ability to…

Microgrids: Evolutionary or Disruptive? That Depends on Who’s Talking

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The eye of Superstorm Sandy swept over this city nearly three years ago, leaving 2.8 million residents without power. That made the Borgata Hotel Casino a fitting spot to debate the value and challenges of microgrids,…